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Chapter 7 bankruptcy causing business real estate to sit empty.
July 5, 2016

Chapter 7 vs. Chapter 11: Which Bankruptcy System Is Better?

In certain markets, forcing companies to liquidate could cause offices and factories to sit empty.

The rise of the internet resulted in a global culture shift that changed the world.
April 7, 2016

How the Wormhole Decade (2000–2010) Changed the World

Five implications no one can afford to ignore.

Healthcare professionals try to diagnose why healthcare spending has slowed.
February 1, 2016

Why Healthcare Spending Has Slowed

Is the Affordable Care Act getting too much credit?

democracy and economic growth: Kenya's roads
February 1, 2016

Does Democracy Curb Corruption?

A clever study investigates the link between where roads are built and who is in power.

Culture clash in the Middle East
August 3, 2015

Two Distinct Motivations Drive Violence against Americans in the Middle East

Lessons about cultural dominance have implications for the business world.

Researchers asked, can Wikipedia be trusted?
June 2, 2015

Can Wikipedia Be Trusted?

Crowdsourced Wikipedia entries are more biased than Encyclopaedia Britannica articles.

Honesty in business can increase sales for even lower quality items.
June 2, 2015

It Pays to Be Honest—Even When You’re Selling Junk

Disclosing flaws can drive auction bids up.

April 6, 2015

The Superfluousness of Realtors

Homes sold through Realtors do not garner a price premium over ones sold by owners.

March 2, 2015

To Bluff or Not to Bluff

Game theory says it’s pure mathematics. But human psychology matters, too.

Cultural biases in economic exchange stem from weak bilateral trust.
September 2, 2014

Is Economic Growth a Question of Culture?

A decade of research shows how culture seeps into economic decisions.

August 4, 2014

Online Brands Show Their Stuff Offline

Building brick-and-mortar showrooms can have big payoffs for online retailers.

June 2, 2014

Does Immigration Increase Crime?

Nationwide statistics suggest no impact on violent crime.

April 7, 2014

The Sluggish Multitasker

Cognitive demands aside, multitasking can be inefficient and demoralizing

Businessperson being chased by racial discrimination statistics
January 8, 2014

Statistics That Hurt

Racial discrimination still affects Black workers’ wages

December 13, 2013

A Year at the FTC

Combinations, conduct, and competition in healthcare

August 5, 2013

Freed from Employment Lock

Obamacare may lead people to choose to leave the labor market.

August 5, 2013

The Risks and Rewards of Experience Abroad

Do past international investments help or hurt a company’s chances of succeeding in a new market?

Woman in a spotlight
June 3, 2013

The Importance of Appearing Savvy

Women especially benefit from knowing market rates for car repairs

April 4, 2013

Teaming Up to Cash In

How does competition work in the venture capital industry?

March 13, 2013

Who Wants to Be First Mate On a Sinking Ship?

Companies in financial distress have trouble attracting the talent they need to right themselves

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